The actor Dan Puric, appreciated as a Russian, an admirer of Vladimir Putin and a protester of the European Union, spoke to the students from the “Sfântul Sava” college in the conference held “coincidentally” on the first day of the education strike, about Dacians, transsexuals, Ukrainian refugees and the fact that the second language spoken at NASA is Romanian, according to a person who was in the high school’s ballroom, the place where the discussion between Puric and the teenagers took place. The official theme of the discussion was “The Young Generation” and the conference was held in the college’s banquet hall.
“At first, it was really OK,” said one conference attendee. “It was not a concrete topic (of discussion). It rambles a lot, it upset us. He talked about the younger generation – I didn’t understand. At the end, when we were told to ask questions, we didn’t know what to ask him.”
“I found it xenophobic”
At one point, the actor discussed with the students including “something about transsexuals”.
“It was fun like – let’s switch genders.”
Then, the students from “Saint Sava” learned Dan Puric’s opinion about the Ukrainian refugees in Romania: “Something like: now the Ukrainians come to us, but only when they need it. It seemed xenophobic to me,” the quoted source said.
The actor then told the students “how they should develop as a generation”, after which the discussion turned to the Dacians and Romanian culture:
“He was saying something about Dacians shooting spikes, it was very confusing. There was another phase in which he told us that, in the old days, if you said you were Romanian, you were praised. He also told us that the most important culture is the Romanian culture, the Romanians have discovered the most important things and that at NASA the second spoken language is Romanian”
The students, made to buy Puric’s books. The management at “Sava” avoids giving an answer
At the end, Puric offered the students books signed by him for sale. According to the quoted source, the class leader made the students buy Puric’s books, sold for 25 lei each. Among the books that the actor brought to “Sava” are “Omul liber” and “These fantastic Romanians”.
Digi24.ro requested an official point of view from the representatives of the “Sfântul Sava” college regarding the messages propagated by the actor Puric to the students of this high school, during an event organized right within the premises of the institution. Until the publication of this material, the institution has not submitted any response.
Also, Digi24.ro tried to contact the teacher Ștefania Constantinescu, who organized the event with Dan Puric with her class.
“He is not in school, he is in other activities”, was the answer received from the secretariat.
Puric’s name appears on a list of “friends of Moscow” published by Ukrainian hackers
The actor Dan Puric was invited on Monday, on the first day of the strike launched in education, to the college “Sfântul Sava”, where for two hours he gave a “conference” to the students about “adolescence, in today’s context”, according to the deputy director of institution, who is also a teacher of Orthodox religion at this high school. Dan Puric was invited on the occasion of the so-called “Green Weeks”, a project launched by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment.
Contacted by digi24.ro, Dan Puric refused to say what was the subject of the discussion with the students.
The teaching staff from “Sfântul Sava” initially claimed that the said conference was held “by accident” on the first day of the strike, the invitation having been made a few weeks before.
The deputy director of the college “Sfântul Sava” said that the theme of that conference was “about teenagers and adolescence in today’s context”.
Dan Puric’s name appeared in 2014 on a list of so-called “friends of Moscow” published by a Ukrainian website, a document obtained by a group of Ukrainian hackers who claimed to have hacked the email account of the personal assistant of the Russian ideologue Alexander Dugin. That list includes people whom the Ukrainians have claimed Moscow is targeting to create a pro-Russian circle of influence.
In March, the management of the Bucharest National Theater announced that it would launch an internal investigation and file a complaint with the police for the unauthorized distribution of materials on the premises of TNB, after a publication – publicly denounced as extremist propaganda – was distributed to the public at Sala Studio of the institution. In the “editorial board” of “Certitudinea” magazine, which has Mihai Eminescu as its “moral and spiritual coordinator”, among the “collaborators” is also Dan Puric (actor at TNB).
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